Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

at uOttawa Faculty of Law - Common Law Section (view profile)
Location Ottawa, Canada
Date Posted November 6, 2018
Category Legal Academia
Job Type Full-Time


The Common Law Section of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the French Common Law Program.

Title of the position: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor.  The higher rank of Associate Professor will only be considered should the successful candidate possess the appropriate level of experience and commensurate achievements.

Area of expertise:  A preference for Private Law, for example Commercial Law, Contracts, Tax Law, Corporate Law, Wills and Estates.  We will also consider exceptional candidates in other areas of law.

Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions:

a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities demonstrated by research; and c) activities related to service to the university community.

Terms:  Tenure-track position.

Wages: Salary scale for an Assistant Professor starts at $85,280 and at $94,204 for an Associate Professor

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package, which includes long term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan, optional life insurance.

Location of work: Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa, 57 Louis-Pasteur Pvt., Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5.

Relocation expenses: The successful candidate may be eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with University policy.

Conditions: The tenure-track position is available in the French Common Law Program.   Candidates should demonstrate excellent communication skills in French,  excellent research track record, a commitment to teaching and graduate training, and a commitment to service to the Common Law community.

Skill requirements:

  • Prior to appointment, candidates must hold an undergraduate degree in common law and have completed or be on the verge of completing either a master’s or doctoral degree in law.
  • In the case of a candidate currently enrolled in an LL.M., the candidate must acquire the degree within 6 months of appointment.

Preference will be given to candidates with superior academic records, established backgrounds in research and publication, administrative and leadership experience, and the capacity for excellence in teaching and contribution to the academic life and governance of the Faculty.  Passive knowledge of the other official language in Canada is a requirement for tenure.  English-French bilingualism is a fundamental value of the University of Ottawa.

Application deadline: Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.


Due to the number of applications anticipated, it will not be possible to notify candidates about the status of their applications.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The cover letter should specify the candidate’s level of competence in English and French, and indicate explicitly whether the applicant is capable of teaching in French or in both languages, a CV, a detailed research proposal, a description of the pedagogical interests, transcripts for each university degree received (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this stage) and the name and contact information of three references.  The documents must be sent to

Office of the Dean
Faculty of Law, Common Law Section University of Ottawa
57 Louis Pasteur
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5 CANADA
Or by E-MAIL:

Applicants currently employed in legal education elsewhere are encouraged to contact the Dean directly and in confidence for further information.

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate your current status. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. The Faculty applies its commitment to social justice in all aspects of faculty life. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.

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